Ivernia Insurance | Our Board
Meet the board of directors of Ivernia insurance, one of Ireland's leading underwriting agencies.
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Our Board

Meet Our Board

The Ivernia Board of Directors share a wealth of experience in some of Ireland’s largest insurance companies. The board consists of Seamus Lynch, Aidan Cassells and Seamus Merity who work together to make corporate decisions and continuously improve and direct the Ivernia Leadership Team.

Aidan Cassells

Executive Chairman

Aidan is an experienced insurance professional and Director. He is former CEO of Quinn Insurance (under Administration) and was the first CEO of the Irish Insurance Federation, now known as Insurance Ireland. He has experience in a number of senior roles including Managing Director of AXA Financial, Risk Advisor for the Central Bank of Ireland and Executive Director for AXA Ireland.


In 2007, Aidan was President of the Insurance Institute of Ireland and chaired the Single Market Committee of the Committee European des Assurances.


Aidan is currently a Non-Executive Director of AvantCard DAC.

Seamus Lynch


Seamus is Chairman and principal shareholder of Chill Insurance, Ireland’s fastest growing personal lines Insurance provider. Seamus is also a director of Digicel Group Ltd, a total telecommunications company operating across 31 countries in the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific region.


In 1990 he joined Eircom in its New Enterprise Department identifying new business opportunities for the company. Seamus joined Esat Telecom in early 1994 as part of its GSM licence bid team and he managed, for two years, the successful application for Ireland’s second GSM licence. He helped to set up Esat Digifone where he assumed the position of National Sales Manager.


On the sale of Esat Telecom Group plc to British Telecom Group plc, Seamus joined Digicel as Chief Executive Officer for Digicel Jamaica. In January 2002, Seamus was named Digicel Group Chief Executive Officer.

Seamus Merity

Chief Executive Officer

Seamus has over 40 years experience in the Irish insurance industry. He is a former Director of both AXA Assistance and Inse-com Ltd, and former Chairman of the Personal Insurances Committee within Insurance Ireland.


Seamus also has held various senior management positions, including Head of Broker Development for KennCo Underwriting Ltd and Head of Direct Business for AXA Ireland.


He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ivernia Insurance.